13 JUNE 2009
Saturday, 18 APR 2009, 6:53am.
Status: we’re at $28,656.60 as of this AM, nearing 60% of our $50,000 goal! Please consider talking to your friends, families, and workplaces about Team WWP…we can use all the help we can get… Continue reading “On to a New Goal: $50,000”
Team WWP has a new objective – $50,000!!! I don’t know how to type that without getting excited, so I’ll apologize right now to the English majors in the audience that cringe at the triple exclamation point.
We had a great weekend at The Local (sponsored by the UST Law – Military Law Society) and Prestwick Golf Club (sponsored by the Mooty & Gehlen families) – in sum, we raised approximately $14,000. It’s still drifting in (checks take a bit longer for verification purposes), but our grand total stands at:
Parting thoughts: we’re looking at the 4 July weekend as our big, last push. What better way to celebrate America’s freedom than to honor those that have sacrificed the most in it’s defense?
Also, my leg needs some healing. I’m just getting back in the swing of things, but had to cancel a trip up to the Grand Canyon next weekend to stay on the mend. I’m mindful of your commitment to the WWP – I’m equally committed to you and bringing attention to this effort by performing well. I promise to do my best all the way through…and especially at the Lake Geneva Cross Country 22 Miler…
All my best & Keep moving forward,
Sunday, 8 March 2009, 5:19am.
We did it! The Old Pueblo 50 Miler is in the bag – and with a 5th place finish! It took 8 hours and 22 minutes…and the photo you see above was like Heaven for me. As I mentioned before, I’ve never run longer than 31 miles…Pike’s Peak last year was a marathon distance, but straight up the mountain and back down – and that took 5 hours even. So this was a challenge to say the least. Friday night I slept about 6 hours, then ran for over 8! In fact, I’m writing this after waking up and needing some Ibuprofin…
Anyhow, I’m going to keep this short, as my mind is still kind of slow. I just wanted to share the good news with you…
And also mention that Tom, the guys at St. Thomas Law, and the St. Paul Vulcans have put on an amazing amount of work into our events on 20 & 21 March. We’re really excited to have you there!
See you in a couple weeks & Keep Moving Forward,